East Bay home remodeling company, HDR Remodeling has been hired to develop a renovation plan for the historic St. Paul AME Church building in Berkeley. The planning work launched in September 2011 and will be completed by mid-2012.
St. Paul AME Church would like to have the original church building, which was built in the 1930’s, restored to its full potential. A new sanctuary was built in the 1990’s, leaving the original building under-utilized. HDR Remodeling has completed the first phase of the project by identifying the key structural, maintenance and repair issues that need to be addressed to secure and protect the original building. The next phase of the project will look at longer term opportunities to transform the original building into a space that will better serve the needs of the church as well as the needs of the surrounding community.
“HDR Remodeling is very proud to participate in this project with St. Paul AME Church. Our office is located down the street from the church so we see this as a way to be more involved with our neighbors and to help the church make an even greater contribution to the community,” says Jim Tibbs, Creative Director of HDR Remodeling.
The historic church building is a large and stately presence at the busy intersection of Ashby Avenue and Adeline Street, near the Ashby BART station. It is an important part of the South Berkeley community, serving the spiritual needs of a 500-person congregation and providing hundreds of free meals on a weekly basis to people in need.
For more information on HDR Remodeling, call 510-984-3755 or visit http://www.hdrremodeling-eastbay.com. HDR Remodeling is located at 2952 Sacramento St., Berkeley, CA 94702.